Jurica Named to Wallace Award Watch List

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Kansas State junior shortstop Carter Jurica was named to the watch list for the Brooks Wallace Shortstop of the Year award, the College Baseball Foundation has announced.

The Wallace Award, sponsored by Mizuno, recognizes the nation's top shortstop and will be presented on July 2 in Lubbock, Texas, as part of the College Baseball Awards Show.

Jurica was one of 25 shortstops nationally that were included on the list, including three from the Big 12. It marks the second-straight year the Wildcats' starting shortstop has been named to the watch list after Drew Biery was named last year.

The Katy, Texas, product, who is hitting .349, leads the Big 12 with 60 RBI this season, which is currently the ninth-best mark in school history. Jurica is also fifth in the Big 12 in runs scored (51) and stolen bases (19), while he leads K-State with 15 multi-RBI contests.

Jurica also ranks highly in career records at Kansas State as he is tied for fourth in sacrifice flies (13) and tied for fifth in stolen bases (49).

Kansas State renews its Sunflower Showdown rivalry against Kansas this weekend. The series begins with a 7 p.m. contest at Hoglund Ballpark in Lawrence before the series shifts to Manhattan for games on Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday's game, which is Senior Night, is set for a 6:30 p.m. first pitch, while the series concludes Sunday at 2 p.m. The Saturday and Sunday contests will be aired throughout the state of Kansas on Cox Communication's Kansas 22, as well the Kansas City area on MetroSports.